Groups & Incentives Executive

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Job Summary

The position exists to ensure that the Company works to satisfy its groups and incentives clientele needs by guaranteeing travellers satisfaction and the fulfilment through proposing viable itineraries,

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Department: Groups & Incentives

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
JOB PURPOSE
The position exists to ensure that the Company works to satisfy its groups and incentives clientele needs by guaranteeing travellers satisfaction and the fulfilment through proposing viable itineraries, accurately booking all services for the clients and ensuring proper coordination of all services booked on the ground. Furthermore, the position exists to ensure the Company makes maximum profits from all services sold to the clients by ensuring that all prices quoted are correct and to the benefit of the Company.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
Responsible for receiving vetted requests from the Groups & Incentives Manager or directly from the office in Spain and/or incentives agents. Timely and accurately responding with information required;
  1. Producing quotations for suggested/requested programs;
  2. Following up regularly on all quotations sent out;
  3. Booking clients services once a group is confirmed including accommodation, transportation, flights, requisition for park fees etc;
  4. Doing billing schedules and making sure that all moneys due to the Company are paid in prior to group’s arrival;
  5. Travel with groups as forerunner when necessary;
  6. Pre-checking sites prior to group’s arrival such as restaurants, rooms, bush sites etc;
  7. Ensuring that all costing spreadsheets and net profit calculations are accurately prepared for each quotation within the required profit margins;
  8. Ensuring that all quotes and proposals are checked and accurately sent to incentive houses and/or agents within twenty four (24) hours;
  9. Translation into English of all Spanish language requests which are being delegated to team members – this should be done with a Spanish-speaking resource if required;
  10. Negotiating for special rates with suppliers;
  11. Conducting inspection trips if required;
  12. Filling in for the Groups & Incentives Manager when he or she is absent
KEY RELATIONSHIPS
Internal Relationships
  • Heads of Department and staff in terms of tour operations
External Relationships
  • Agents (Tour Operators, Incentive Houses)
  • Industry suppliers (hotels, airlines, transporters).
  • Industry bodies and associations.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
The position requires a diploma in Tourism and three (3) to five (5) years of proven work experience in handling itineraries and/or reservations in a medium sized Company in the tourism industry.  
The following additional competencies are necessary:
  • Solid background in tour operations;
  • Comprehensive understanding of all tourist circuits in Kenya & Tanzania;
  • Commitment, integrity and determination to ensure that all efforts undertaken are in the best interest of the Company;
  • Adaptability and behavioural flexibility;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision, self motivated, innovative and hardworking;
  • Good relations with key suppliers (hoteliers) and agents;
  • Enthusiasm, energy and ability to deliver;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS word, MS excel, MS PowerPoint and GranIT
  • Excellent organization skills and forward planning
  • Spanish Language skills is desirable/of benefit

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